Additional Support

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If you have a disability, learning or health related difficulty of any kind, you may find learning is more of a challenge and you may require additional support. At West Highland College UHI, we recognise these challenges are individual to you; therefore, we do our best to ensure that the support given is designed to suit you.

We are here to provide support to remove any barriers to your learning. These can include:

  • Dyslexia
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Mobility or dexterity difficulties
  • Health or medical conditions
  • Unseen disabilities such as epilepsy
  • General learning difficulties

Depending on the needs of each individual student, additional support may be:

  • Access to assistive technology such as; LiveScribe pens, reading pens, audio note taker, adapted keyboards & ergonomic equipment and assistive software
  • Additional individual study skills or small group tuition
  • Alternative Assessment Arrangements such as reader-scribes, text to speech software electronic question papers and extra time.
  • Dyslexia Sticker Scheme (HE only)
  • Help to access financial support, Disabled Students Allowance (HE only)

These lists are not exhaustive! A full range of reasonable adjustments to both the physical environment and learning materials can be explored to effectively support students. An assessment of needs will be conducted with each student to determine what additional support will be required for their learning. At West Highland College we feel that you should always be at the centre of this process and no additional support will be put in place without your agreement.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss additional support further:

Christine Blyth
christine.blyth.whc@uhi.ac.uk

01397 874247

Val Matheson
val.matheson.whc@uhi.ac.uk

01397 874573

Ann Gillies
ann.gillies.whc@uhi.ac.uk

01397 874040